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    I fear officially submitting my idea, simply because of my extreme lack of knowledge regarding perfume creation, and the usage of notes. I have no clue whether or not I just threw together a bunch of notes that will come out smelling like garbage or if they actually would work together. This is my short fragrance idea from a thread I started a couple of months ago regarding creating your own fragrance. After reading many of the briefs already submitted, I feel mine is embarrassingly short and lacking in the creativity and sheer work that went into many of the ones already listed. Either way here goes:

    Étendue Infinie(Infinite Expanse).


    Inspired by a clearing in the middle of a pine forest, up in the mountains, at dusk. Surrounded on all sides except for in front by forest, the clearing seems to extend indefinitely. At once overwhelmingly desolate, beautiful, and yet comforting, for you're small cabin lies just behind you, billowing puffs of smoke out it's chimney. The notes are as follows:

    Top Notes: Pine, Petit Grain, Fir, Grass
    Middle Notes: Juniper, Magnolia, Tobacco, Neroli
    Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, Vetiver
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I fear officially submitting my idea, simply because of my extreme lack of knowledge regarding perfume creation, and the usage of notes. I have no clue whether or not I just threw together a bunch of notes that will come out smelling like garbage or if they actually would work together. ... The notes are as follows:

    Top Notes: Pine, Petit Grain, Fir, Grass
    Middle Notes: Juniper, Magnolia, Tobacco, Neroli
    Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, Vetiver
    Well, the whole thing sounds like a winner to me, and I would gladly buy it. The notes and their placement also seem sensible. Having looked over all of the briefs now, I can tell you that there are some which are conceptually beautiful, but extraordinarily challenging, in terms of having structures inverted from what aromachemicals want to do by nature. Frankly, yours has things in reasonable places. But more than that, I simply like the notes, and imagine that it could smell quite nice as a composition, balanced correctly to let your theme express itself. Been in a few such clearings myself. Waking up in the morning in such a place, even from a frozen tent to a pitiful firepit, for a spot of hot cocoa and (back then) a good smoke - it was nothing short of magical. Even now, with only wood smoke, still awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Well, the whole thing sounds like a winner to me, and I would gladly buy it. The notes and their placement also seem sensible. Having looked over all of the briefs now, I can tell you that there are some which are conceptually beautiful, but extraordinarily challenging, in terms of having structures inverted from what aromachemicals want to do by nature. Frankly, yours has things in reasonable places. But more than that, I simply like the notes, and imagine that it could smell quite nice as a composition, balanced correctly to let your theme express itself. Been in a few such clearings myself. Waking up in the morning in such a place, even from a frozen tent to a pitiful firepit, for a spot of hot cocoa and (back then) a good smoke - it was nothing short of magical. Even now, with only wood smoke, still awesome.
    Why thank you RP! I really, really appreciate the kind words, and glad you enjoyed the brief. This was done well over a month ago, and I think I may change a thing or two about it now that I've found I also enjoy incense. I think the composition may benefit from something ever so slightly smoky, but a VERY gentle touch, because I truly detest the smokiness of frags such as Tom Ford Extreme or Fumerie Turquie, perhaps they could highlight the smoky aspect of the tobacco? Plus if I were to think about adding an incense note in there, I would also prefer it to be a VERY light touch, I don't want this to be an incense scent, and I find that most incense tends to be incredibly stark and raw, almost bitter in its dryness. This all may be a pipe dream, as the note list is beginning to look like Antidote, with everything thown in there. But, who knows, with some tweaking it may be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    This all may be a pipe dream, as the note list is beginning to look like Antidote, with everything thown in there. But, who knows, with some tweaking it may be nice.
    Trust me, you are missing the bicycle-tire-inner-tube and/or black-rubber-sex-wear note of Antidote. And I thank you for that. We want no mountain-bike flats or porno shoots in this clearing.
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    I agree with RP -- this is a lovely brief. I cannot speak about the notes and the structure with RP's authority, but I agree that you have crafted a wearable scent. Also, you (like RP with his wonderful enchanted forest brief) chose a great name for your scent.
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    mtgprox05 ,

    The advantage of working with professional noses is, they know how to balance the notes you suggested to get the effects you described. They also know how to add small ammounts of additional notes to 'polish' the scent. If your brief is selected, there's a very good chance you'll like what they build.

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the advice and positive feedback. One thing is for sure, I cannot wait to get my nose on whatever is selected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Thanks guys! I appreciate the advice and positive feedback. One thing is for sure, I cannot wait to get my nose on whatever is selected.
    I can't wait, either, although I would encourage patience. Long development times are crucial to good fragrances. If our perfumers need space, I would be prepared to gladly give it in favor of the best possible products.

    I am very hopeful, with three perfumers and three different scents, and all of the perfumers being anxious to throw off their normal restraints. Even with IFRA compliance, we are likely to be pleased.
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    HEY MATES....here is my brief, allthoug i feel very shy bout posting it.....


    all your breafs are lovely!

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    This fragrance is evocative of a dreamy place:

    PUNA DE ATACAMA


    The clasiffication of the fragrance is: spicy-resinous

    Inspiring words:

    arid
    deep
    surprising
    discovery
    elemental
    ancient
    alive
    ancestral
    mindfull
    peaceful
    limpid
    clarity


    Puna was the place where lots of ancient civilizations were born and perished. It is one of latin americas most beautiful and intriguin landscapes. It is full of misteries and it whispers with a calm voice full of millenary wisdom.

    Puna is a wide surface in the andes heights.

    It is very desertic. Its average height is 4.000 meters above sea level
    People living there are keen on cooking heavily with spices
    The place has ramdom lagoons with astonishing populations of pink flamingoes.
    Plants are usually small, very aromatic and resinous shrubs.

    When it rains (once every two years, some times) the storm is followed by an explotion of blossoms that is very fleeting as flowers endure for no more than 2 or 3 days....

    I place myself siting by a beautiful lagoon, catching wiffs of the saltiness of the water and the intense fragrance of a nearby family cooking an ancient stuffing
    little shrubs add a pungent fresh green and balsamic smell, and the earth, stones and dried and wet wood add deepness.


    So, I imagine very spicy and herbal top notes with some salty notes (due to the lagoons that are very salty)
    Middle notes must be earthy and dry with a touch of transparent flowers
    Basenotes must be resinous

    Smelling the fragrance brings up lots of different colours: red, white, green and grey .

    Music? well typical andean music, with its flutes, its profound horns (erke) and the monotonous and deep sound of the andean box.

    Also I imagine the low key notes of a cello, rough yet serene and deeply beautiful.

    The fragrance is UNISEX


    I would use a trendy avant gard communication tone. Also packaging needs to be trendy and avant garde, as oposed to what will be inside the bottle.
    I needs to be an avant gard intepretation of ancient yet undiscoverd scents.
    (example of this mixture of ancient and avant garde is comme des garcons incense series)

    Advert Imagery: arid landscape, stones, lagoon and flamingos.


    Possible notes in it:

    pimento
    black pepper
    tomato leaf
    laurel
    thyme
    cumin
    noix de muscat
    iodine accord
    salty accord
    vetiver
    orris root
    white lily
    olibanum
    elemi
    cistus
    peru balsam
    tolu balsam
    myrrh

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    I mentioned the idea of doing a brief to my 14 year old daughter and she fairly exploded with an idea-- she knew exactly what she wanted. I organized the sentences for her but this is her brief (which isn't very brief at all-- as I said, she was full of ideas.)

    This fragrance is aimed at mature teenagers or young adults, or anyone who feels this way.

    An icy fragrance, breathtaking. Above all else it needs to be cold.

    A fragrance redolent of pent-up energy, seeking to be released. This is not necessarily a fragrance about motion, but about wanting to move. The wearer aspires to motion and to soaring free, (though they may not be at that moment active.) "In my heart I'm out there".

    It stimulates the senses. The wearer feels totally in the moment, aware, alert, all his or her senses are engaged. They feel empowered, in balance and in harmony with nature. It could be worn by a runner in the snow or rain, a diver-- not a sports fragrance per se, but something for the solitary athlete or anyone wanting to get in tune with nature and escape, or in tune with their body and be powerful. Therefore it could be worn by someone doing something centering like yoga or something extreme like snowboarding. The wearer feels as though they are in the clouds above everyone. They have had a revelation and their eyes have been opened. They feel cleansed.

    Cool colors: blue, gray, white

    Music: haunting, suspenseful humming, like Enya when she sings "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."

    Sounds of breathing in the background, in and out, like doing yoga, like something is building. Suspenseful.

    This was inspired by the book Specials by Scott Westerfeld-- see the cover photo (note the attitude of the girl on the front cover) and the words on the cover: " "Frighteningly beautiful--Dangerously strong--Breathtakingly fast" (see this book on Amazon here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Specials-Uglie...2277879&sr=8-1

    Textures: cold, hard, sharp, very smooth
    Flavors: like the taste of snow

    Marketing: Unisex. A cool female voice speaking hypnotically. In ads there should be a female speaking; in some ads a guy is being filmed, and in other ads a girl is being filmed.

    Buzzwords: Icy, lofty, intense, wintery but not minty, almost cruel. Fresh and not dirty at all, gives a sense of coolness; clean in the sense that B&BW Sea Island Cotton is clean and fresh (but not trying to imitate that fragrance.)

    Possible name: Winterfrost
    According to your brief, I think you would like a scent that is out there, but a bit tricky to find called "NOOKA - Future Distilled". I think your description describes this scent perfectly. Of course, scent is subjective. Best wishes!

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    Thank you, walkdogg! My daughter came up with this brief when she had barely turned 14-- but I think she would still like to find a fragrance that fits her brief. I'll tell her, and if interested I'll hunt up a sample (or a bottle.)


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